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Sharp, sarcastic, and efficiently lethal, John Charming would feel right at home having drinks with Dean Winchester and Harry Dresden. DARING, the second book in the Pax Arcana series, is just as addicting as the first. THE WEREWOLVES HAVE A NEW LEADER...AND HE CANNOT BE STOPPED. Something is rotten in the state of Wisconsin.Werewolf packs are being united and absorbed into an army of super soldiers by a mysterious figure who speaks like an angel and fights like a demon. And every Knight Templar -- keepers of the magical peace between mankind and magickind -- who tries to get close to this big bad wolf winds up dead. No knight can infiltrate a group whose members can smell a human from a mile away...no knight except one.John Charming. Ex knight. Current werewolf. Hunted by the men who trained him, he now might be their only salvation. But animal instincts are rising up to claim John more powerfully than ever before, and he must decide if this new leader of wolves is a madman...or a messiah.Short Fiction in the Pax Arcana world: Charmed I'm SureDon't Go Chasing WaterfallsPushing LuckSurreal EstateDog-Gone
PENHALIGON BRUSH LONGS for adventure and finds it aplenty in the seaside village of Porthleven. Within hours of his arrival, he is captured by armed ferrets and thrown into the dungeon of Furball Manor. Happily, he is rescued by friends. Unhappily, they explain that the dastardly wildcat, Sir Derek, and his ferret army plan to sink the ships of the princess of Spatavia that very night! Can Penhaligon and his unlikely band of resistors save the princess? Of course they can! This is an old-fashioned adventure story, told with great verve and a fresh wit. Filled with more than 50 black and white illustrations, it's a perfect book to entice newly independent readers. From the Hardcover edition.
The Daring Book for Girls is the manual for everything that girls need to know--and that doesn't mean sewing buttonholes! Whether it's female heroes in history, secret note-passing skills, science projects, friendship bracelets, double dutch, cats cradle, the perfect cartwheel or the eternal mystery of what boys are thinking, this book has it all. But it's not just a guide to giggling at sleepovers--although that's included, of course! Whether readers consider themselves tomboys, girly-girls, or a little bit of both, this book is every girl's invitation to adventure.
Sir Neville Fortescue MP comes from a long line of rakes and hell-raisers--and he's determined to live a decent life. He certainly doesn't associate with women like the notoriously unconventional Diana, Duchess of Medbourne. But when Neville and Diana are forced together to help a servant girl, they plunge into a shady world of brothels, plots and murder. Neville realizes that he has underestimated the beautiful young widow--and his own love of danger and adventure. Could staid Sir Neville be a fit match for the Daring Duchess?
An inspirational guide for women that dares them to live life to the fullest Natasha Kogan dares any woman to use this book as a springboard to launch herself into a life that is more rewarding, exciting, interesting, and fun. On every page of her lively guide you will find a shot of energy and inspiration encouraging you to escape your hectic schedules, endless errands, and growing to-do lists, and find the time to do the things that make life more fulfilling. In 30 short chapters containing practical and refreshing dares, checklists, and inspirational sidebars, The Daring Female's Guide to Ecstatic Living will turn any woman into a daring female. Dare to take life's detours. Dare to look forward more than you look back. Dare to have a life wish list and to check off one wish every year. Dare to find what makes you ecstatic and do it for at least ten minutes a day. So go ahead, open this book to any page, and start living your life with gusto, guts, and satisfaction.
The #1 New York Times bestseller, now in paperback. From thought leader Dr. Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability. "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly."--Theodore RooseveltEvery day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: "When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives."Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It's about courage. In a world where "never enough" dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It's even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there's a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena--whether it's a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.
The captivating, untold story of the great explorer, David Livingstone: hisabiding faith and his heroic efforts to end the African slave tradeSaint? Missionary? Scientist? Explorer?The titles given to David Livingstone since his death are varied enough toseem dubious--and with good reason. In view of the confessions in his ownjournals, saint is out of the question. Even missionary is tenuous,considering he made only one convert. And despite his fame as a scientist andexplorer, Livingstone left his most indelible mark on Africa in an arena fewhave previously examined: slavery.His impact on abolishing what he called "this awful slave-trade" has beenshockingly overlooked as the centerpiece of his African mission.Until now.The Daring Heart of David Livingstone tells his story from the beginning of his timein Africa to the publicity stunt that saved millions after his death.
Tasked with covertly investigating a string of suspicious deaths, Charles Hunter finds himself reunited with Georgiana Huffington, darling of the ton, who broke his heart many years before. She's a woman with a mysterious past-mere days after taking their vows, Georgiana's two husbands have perished under dubious circumstances.As Charles works with Georgiana to prove her innocence, she finds herself captivated by the man he's become. Still devilishly handsome, he's now more guarded, more...dangerous. Georgiana fears she's losing her heart to him, but will her love make Charles the killer's next victim?
Sexy. Primal. Irresistibly male. Sherrill Quinn's breathtaking new novel introduces heroes who are definitely in a pack of their own. . .It takes a lot to ruffle Taite Gibson, investigator with the Pima County Attorney's Office. But the enormous, snarling werewolf that's stalking her through the streets of Tucson? Yeah, that oughta do it. Those terrifying attacks convince Taite to seek out Ryder Merrick, a reclusive British horror writer reputed to know everything about werewolves, including how to kill them. Turns out he also knows how to leave her shaking with desire. . .On his remote private island, Ryder can live safely with the beast inside him, unable to harm others or himself. Then Taite arrives, her lush, sweet scent and gorgeous curves tempting him to give in to every wicked hunger. And as a full moon rises, the only way to keep Taite safe from the evil that's followed her here is to convince her to trust in an attraction that's deeply dangerous, and wilder than she ever guessed. . .
Legacy of dangerHeadstrong but sheltered, Raine Wimbourne longs for adventure--and when her ailing father reveals a closely guarded secret, she seizes her chance. Disguised as England's most notorious highwayman, Raine vows to uphold her father's legacy as champion of the poor. Then a midnight encounter with the powerful Philippe Gautier shows her the price of protecting her family's honor. . . A hostage heartPhilippe Gautier has a mission of his own--and the beautiful impostor he's delivering to justice may hold the key to saving his brother's life. He will stop at nothing to keep Raine close. But as they travel from the town houses of London to the streets of France, can he convince his untamed captive to risk it all on the promise of passion?
Leigh Sexton is desperate to have a baby, and Brian Hathaway would be the perfect bio-dad. One of Chicago's most notorious playboys, Brian is no family man, which suits Leigh just fine. An heiress and successful CPA, she is more than capable of raising a child alone. Now all she has to do is work up the nerve to ask Brian to impregnate her...artificially. Leigh has no interest in conceiving the old-fashioned way, despite how her heart races whenever she's near him.Brian is intrigued by Leigh's request. He's not into commitment, even with a woman as attractive as Leigh, but he's also not the type to make a deposit and then disappear. If he goes along with her scheme, he's got one demand of his own: marriage before conception. He agrees to keep things clinical-he can get sex elsewhere-but having a wife at home will keep the husband-hunters at bay.It seems like the ideal compromise-until they start falling in love.Previously published.
The Joyton family runs a station for the famed Butterfield Stage Line on a mountain pass in southern Arizona. It is a pleasant, solitary life until a stagecoach arrives with a dead man inside. They are told that the mysterious man accidentally shot himself, but fourteen-year-old Drew suspects foul play. A new family arrives and begins to build a store, even though there is no town nearby, and a dangerous stranger appears. Then hostile Apaches pin down two wagon drivers headed for the pass. As Drew and his sister Blaze risk their lives to help the wounded men to safety, their family comes together to conquer some of the dangers of the untamed Western frontier.<P>Through all these adventures, the Joytons' unreserved commitment to one another and their unflagging trust in God inspire those who meet them and create opportunities to share the love of Christ.<P>Don't miss this first book in the brand-new Adventures on the American Frontier series.
Fiery beauty Raina Kahlil was content until her long-absent fiancé, Sheikh Dharr Halim, came to whisk her back to his kingdom-to visit her family, not to marry her. Deep down she ached for the playboy prince, but tried to resist the palpable heat between them. Yet as his fevered touch fueled her desire, she realized she'd been saving herself all these years...for him!Dharr prepared himself for his eventual marriage to Raina and tried to warm her to the idea of a loveless union. But at each turn she dared him to unravel his guarded heart. And the more heated their encounters became, the more he lost all reason-and ran the risk of complete surrender to her....
The author of Wicked Burn presents a story of how passion and danger make tempting bedfellows. He sees her, wants her, needs her-now he has to have her. Chicago Detective Ryan Daire has many secrets: a love for Shakespeare, an appreciation for all the finer things in life, and an absolute lack of restraint in the bedroom. Now he has an even bigger secret. In every shadow of the sprawling mansion he's recently inherited he can see her-tempting, ethereal, and untouchable. Hope Stillwater inhabited that mansion in 1906. Raw desire has formed a conduit between these two passionate souls who are separated by the barrier of time. Intoxicated by each other's presence, Ryan and Hope come close to crossing that inviting boundary between two worlds. But there is danger: Ryan's job has put him on the trail of a depraved criminal in an investigation that's risking Hope's eternal fate. Now he must do whatever it takes to change history, protect Hope from harm, and set his desires free.
Let God Lead You to the Unexpected How would you like to step into God's embrace and know him more intimately? How would it feel to be swept away in his strong arms and warm affection? Such visions may seem like impossible dreams, but the incredible fact is that God yearns for deep communion and intimacy with you. God does not intend that your life be paralyzed by fear, duty, or guilt. Rather, he has orchestrated a melody, written just for you, that is full of energy, passion, and exaltation. In Daring to Dance with God, Jeff Walling uses biblical insight, fascinating stories, and cutting-edge wisdom to move you into a celebration of life's surprises and a richer relationship with the God of the unexpected. Open this book and open your life to the daring possibilities of celebrating life at its deepest level through an intimate, expressive relationship with God. He is the lead in this great dance of life . . . inviting . . . encouraging . . . inspiring you to step forward into his waiting embrace. Dare to take a step and dance with God.
Margo Sullivan had everything she could ask for. The daughter of the Templetons' stern housekeeper, she was treated like a member of the family.
Near the end of her career, Dorothea Lange lamented, "No country has ever closely scrutinized itself visually... I know what we could make of it if people only thought we could dare look at ourselves." Lange, however, did look, unflinchingly turning her lens on the despair, degradation, and greed unleashed by the Great Depression, and her photographs for the New Deal's Farm Security Administration have become the defining images of that time, capturing a country and a people on the brink of cataclysmic change. But the iconic images we all know don't come close to telling the whole story. Lange viewed her photographs as part of sequenced narratives, contextualized and enriched by her descriptive captions-- without which, she wrote, "half the value of fieldwork is lost." Daring to Look presents never-before-published photos and captions from Lange's fieldwork in California, the Pacific Northwest, and North Carolina during 1939. Lange's images of squatter camps, benighted farmers, and stark landscapes are stunning, and her captions-- which range from simple explanations of settings to historical notes and biographical sketches--add unexpected depth, bringing her subjects and their struggles unforgettably to life, often in their own words. When Lange was dismissed from the Farm Security Administration at the end of 1939, these photos and field notes were consigned to archives, where they languished, rarely seen. With Daring to Look, Anne Whiston Spirn not only returns them to the public eye, but sets them in the context of Lange's pioneering life, work, and struggle for critical recognition-- firmly placing Lange in her rightful position at the forefront of American photography.
The magic of the Mediterranean... When accountant Olivia Prentiss joins Tucker Engle's company, she's unceremoniously demoted-to stand in as his PA! However, Tucker's not in for an easy ride. Olivia's worked hard to get where she is now, and refuses to bow to her gorgeous boss's commands-however fearsome his reputation. But soon Olivia begins to see there is far more to her boss than meets the eye. And on a business trip to Italy, she sees straight through Tucker's hard and proud exterior to a man with a far more vulnerable edge....
Zelda Lane...her very name made the local gossips raise their eyebrows. She'd scandalized an entire town and filled upright Taylor Matthews with enough young love to burst all bounds of propriety. But that was long ago. Now a pillar of the community, Taylor privately rued the day he'd let Zelda go.But not as much as he dreaded her return! Because Zelda was back-as beautiful and bold as ever. She was carrying a torch-as well as a grudge. And from the tips of his polished shoes to the top of his starched collar, Taylor knew he'd never quite gotten her out of his system....
A story that breaks all the rules... Darius is a gripping and remarkable tale of desperation, devotion, and redemption from award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes. Her gorgeous writing and lush Regency world will stay with you long after you turn the final page... With his beloved sister tainted by scandal, his widowed brother shattered by grief , and his funds cut off, Darius Lindsey sees no option but to sell himself--body and soul. Until the day he encounters lovely, beguiling Lady Vivian Longstreet, whose tenderness and understanding wrap his soul in a grace he knows he'll never deserve... "Grace Burrowes's writing is comfort food for the romantic soul."--Yankee Romance Reviews "Burrowes creates memorable heroes...intelligent, sensual love stories show us this author knows what romance readers adore."--RT Book Reviews
Darius A supersmart writer. His two escapes: his alter ego, Fury, a peregrine falcon; and hanging out with Twig. Darius thinks Twig could go far as a top-notch runner. But Darius isn't so sure about himself. Is it possible for an artist's life to lead anywhere? Twig An outstanding middle-distance runner. When Twig runs, he's the only one to beat. Darius & Twig Best friends. They need to navigate their Harlem world: the gangs, the bullies, an absent dad, an abusive uncle, the sleazy side of sports, the uncertainty of an artist's prospects. And they need to figure out how to grow up together, but apart. Author Walter Dean Myers says, "You cannot live someone else's dream. Darius & Twig is about needing to live your own dream. "
New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison hooks readers with this compelling novel featuring basketball star Darius Jones. He has it all--but when a tragic accident turns his world upside down, he'll have to fight to get back on top of his game. . . Darius Jones is living the good life. He's got a chance to become the league's most valuable player, he's crazy in love with his wife, and his relationship with his parents has never been better. But just when Darius thinks everything's going right, a drunk driver slams into his car, leaving his wife, Fancy, in a coma with a slim chance of surviving. Ashlee Anderson, the mother of Darius' son, immediately files for custody, claiming his demanding schedule and emotional tragedy make him an unfit father. When Ashlee is granted temporary custody, a heartbroken Darius struggles to balance keeping his head in the game, sitting by his wife's side, and winning back his son. But a stalker groupie convinces him to escape his sorrows for just one night. . . . He doesn't realize his sexiest fan has much more in store for her obsession--and she'll do whatever it takes to ensure Darius becomes her man and Fancy doesn't leave the hospital alive. With his life quickly unraveling, Darius must gamble all he's worked for to save his wife, reclaim his son, and stop one night of pleasure with a madwoman from becoming a lifetime of pain . . . .
Los Angeles psychiatrist Grant Blaine's biggest worry should be whether or not his stunning wife, Maggie, will make full partner at her law firm. But his new patient, Jules Bois, pervades his every thought. Despite Bois' delusional boasts of being a master manipulator of evil and death, Grant finds him fascinating, brilliant - and inexplicably privy to his own childhood secrets and adult fantasies. Soon, his marriage begins to crumble under Bois' vile influence, and with each session, Grant feels his authority as a doctor slipping from his grasp...Maggie is extremely scared of Bols' hypnotic grip on her husband. As a criminal defence attorney she wants to respect the sanctity of doctor/patient privilege, but she can't ignore Bois' horrifyingly detailed knowledge of recent deaths in the news. With much more than her marriage at stake, Maggie knows she must call upon all her resources to battle a man who seems to want to possess her husband's mind, body and soul...
In this indispensable book, urban visionary Jane Jacobs--renowned author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities and The Economy of Cities--convincingly argues that as agrarianism gives way to a technology-based future, we stand on the brink of a new dark age, a period of cultural collapse. Jacobs pinpoints five pillars of our culture that are in serious decay: community and family; higher education; the effective practice of science; taxation, and government; and the self-regulation of the learned professions. The corrosion of these pillars, Jacobs argues, is linked to societal ills such as environmental crisis, racism, and the growing gulf between rich and poor. But this is a hopeful book as well as a warning. Drawing on her vast frame of reference-from fifteenth-century Chinese shipbuilding to Ireland's cultural rebirth-Jacobs suggests how the cycles of decay can be arrested and our way of life renewed. Invigorating and accessible, Dark Age Ahead is not only the crowning achievement of Jane Jacobs' career, but one of the most important works of our time.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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